Philosophers' Carnival #170

Welcome to the 170th Philosophers' Carnival, a round-up of recent philosophical blog posts from around the web.First up: PEA Soup hosts a discussion of Elizabeth Barnes' paper "Valuing Disability,
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Welcome to the 170th Philosophers' Carnival, a round-up of recent philosophical blog posts from around the web.First up: PEA Soup hosts a discussion of Elizabeth Barnes' paper "Valuing Disability, Causing Disability" -- defending a "mere difference" view of disability -- with critical précis by Tom Dougherty.Jason at Bleeding Heart Libertarians defends the "parity" view that one may kill government agents in self-defense whenever one could permissibly kill a similarly situated civilian.Wo asks whether subjective uncertainty objectively matters.  Performing a risky act that fortunately turns out to do no harm is generally thought by consequentialists to be merely subjectively (not objectively) wrong.  But what should non-consequentialists say about such cases?  Wo offers some very interesting thoughts on the question.Alex at Aesthetics for Birds explores the distinction(s) between "highbrow" and "lowbrow" art and audiences, suggesting that it may just come down to. . .

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